Six weeks out for Pavoletti
Leonardo Pavoletti is expected to be out for around six weeks, after Genoa announced a grade two hamstring injury.
Llorente: ‘Italy too tactical’
Fernando Llorente recalls his “positive” experience with Juventus, but says “tactical rigour is predominant” in Italian football.
Eder: ‘Believe in Scudetto’
Eder says Inter “still believe” in the Scudetto, and insists they “did well” in the draw with Verona.
Simoni: ‘Napoli, stay positive’
Former Coach Gigi Simoni says Napoli “must always be positive, whatever happens” to win the Scudetto.
‘Lewandowski not joining Juventus’
Robert Lewandowski’s agent says Bayern Munich are the “perfect club”, denying rumours of a move to Real Madrid, Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain.
Hernandez: ‘I’ll go back to Palermo’
Hull City’s Abel Hernandez wants to end his career at Palermo, and would return to Italy now for “Juventus, Napoli or Inter”.
Prandelli: ‘If Napoli beat Juventus…’
Cesare Prandelli believes Napoli would have have a “serious claim on the Scudetto” if they beat Juventus.
Hamstring injury for Basta
Lazio have confirmed that Dusan Basta has suffered a first-grade lesion of his left hamstring.
Rijeka: ‘Vargic to Lazio in June’
Rijeka general manager Vlado Cohar announces Ivan Vargic will join “great club” Lazio this summer.
‘Fiorentina can finish third’
Nikola Kalinic's agent believes Fiorentina have “everything it takes” to finish third this season.
Agent: ‘Koulibaly has admirers’
Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent says his client has “admirers”, and thanks Napoli fans for their solidarity.
Hamsik: ‘Great game at Juventus’
Marek Hamsik expects a “beautiful evening” when Juventus and Napoli meet in Turin on Saturday.
‘Coaches won’t discuss referees’
Renzo Ulivieri, President of the Italian Coaches’ association says Coaches won’t criticise referees anymore.
Beijing back in for Luiz Adriano?
Beijing Gouan are reportedly ready to raise their offer for Luiz Adriano, after Milan rejected their €10m bid.
‘Juventus-Napoli good for Serie A’
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says Juventus-Napoli can “represent Italy” and generate foreign interest.
Milan lose Kucka to injury
Milan have announced that Juraj Kucka will be out for at least a week with a hamstring injury.
Serie A Team of Week 24
With Juventus and Napoli extending their winning runs, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 24
Conte: ‘Italy need Verratti leadership’
Antonio Conte says ‘Italy can’t wait, we need Marco Verratti to be a leader right away.’
Rizzoli: ‘Juve-Napoli ref prepared’
World Cup final referee Nicola Rizzoli says ‘the referee of Juventus-Napoli has been preparing for some time.’
Spalletti: ‘Juve-Napoli Italy’s best’
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti says Juventus’ clash with Napoli on Saturday will be ‘the highest expression of our football’.
Ausilio: ‘Inter very calm’
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio says ‘we’re very calm’ and ‘only one point from the Champions League’.
Galliani: ‘Milan can reach CL’
Adriano Galliani thinks ‘Milan can reach the Champions League’ but says drawing with Udinese was ‘a shame’.
Ranieri: ‘Eder preferred Serie A’
Inter’s Eder ‘preferred Serie A’ says Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, who believes there’s ‘no favourite’ between Juventus and Napoli on Saturday.
Ranieri 'wanted desperate Leicester’
Claudio Ranieri says he asked his Leicester players to be ‘desperate like last season’ and denies that he was 24th choice for the job.
Roma say no to Szczesny?
English reports say that Roma have decided against making Wojciech Szczesny’s move from Arsenal permanent.
Sousa to clear air with Viola
Fiorentina will reportedly hold clear-the-air talks with Coach Paulo Sousa after tension following a disappointing January transfer window.
Baldissoni: ‘Roma making progress’
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni says the club are ‘making progress’ but need to ‘win without worrying about other teams’ results.’
Sabatini to stay at Roma?
Reports say Walter Sabatini will stay on as Roma sporting director at the end of the season despite rumours of an exit.
Ventura-Toro summer split
Coach Giampiero Ventura’s summer exit from Torino is inevitable after a disappointing season, say reports.
Chiellini to miss Napoli, Bayern?
Giorgio Chiellini’s injury could reportedly see him miss crucial Juventus fixtures against Napoli and Bayern Munich.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Koulibaly: 'Unforgettable moment'
Kalidou Koulibaly thanked Napoli fans for “an unforgettable moment” as they showed solidarity after he was racially abused.
Spalletti: 'Unacceptable lapses'
Luciano Spalletti warned Roma “can’t have these lapses” after almost throwing away their lead against Sampdoria.
Montella: 'Samp deserved draw'
Vincenzo Montella felt Sampdoria “deserved an equaliser” against Roma after hitting the bar in stoppages.
Castori slams mistaken identity
Fabrizio Castori was upset with the referee after Carpi’s defeat. “If you give Napoli space, it’s suicide.”
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